Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

On the Transformation of the Time-Drenched Body: Kinaesthetic Capability-Consciousness and Recalcitrant Holding Patterns

Buy Article:

$22.55 + tax (Refund Policy)

Drawing upon Husserlian phenomenological methods and findings throughout, I begin by briefly considering the role of the body in explicit, presentificational memory and in recognizing familiar types of objects and situations, then I review and extend Husserl's account of the formation of bodily memory, focusing on kinaesthetic capability-consciousness (including such themes as 'making-a-body' and the bodily 'how-of-the-receivingness' standing in correlation to the 'how-of-the-givenness' of what we are experiencing) as well as addressing bodily 'amnesia'. Finally, I turn to the formation of 'recalcitrant holding patterns' (persisting patterns of bodily tension one cannot voluntarily release) and propose some practical, phenomenologically- inspired strategies that can shift such patterns. In this way the 'time-drenched' body -- the body saturated, permeated by time -- becomes a body that is not only suffused with and shaped by its past, but already bears the seeds of an open future where something other than the automatic reiteration of a sedimented past is possible.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Husserl; bodily memory; kinaesthetic consciousness; sensory-motor amnesia; world-openness

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Email: [email protected]

Publication date: January 1, 2018

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more